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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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I wa driving my truck, battery light came on a smelt

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Customer: My name is***** wa driving my truck, battery light came on a smelt something burning. Truck has been getting harder to start. Would it be the batteries?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I just had a programmer put on and the DPF and EGR coolers removed. It has been a little hard to start lately and has not really been very cold. This was the first time the battery light came on and I have never smelt anything in the Cab before.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 1 year ago.

Well, the first step would be to open the hood and check the battery. If it smells, you should be able to trace it down, or at least be able to tell if it is the battery, or something else that smells. If you had something installed, it's possible they left a cable hanging in such a way that it came into contact with the exhasut, or maybe just didn't bolt the battery cable up tight and it is getting poor contact and not charging correctly.